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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

Traditional Christmas Classical Music

George Frederick Handel's Messiah wasn't written for Christmas -- it was first performed in April. Hear some other pieces of classical music that traditionally get played during the Christmas season.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Messiah: Ev'ry valley
Handel: Messiah: For Unto Us
Handel: Messiah: He Shall Feed His Flock
Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Opening and Evening Prayer
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Shepherd's Dance
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: This is My Box
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Do You Really Want to Go?
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Russian Dance

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This Week's Quiz

The name of George Frederick Handel's famous oratorio that is often heard at Christmastime is

 Santa Claus is Coming to Town

 White Christmas

 The Messiah

 Silent Night

 O Come All Ye Faithful

The hero in Gian Carl Menotti's opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, helps the wise men.

 True

 False

The name of the opera often performed at Christmas that was written by Engelbert Humperdinck is

 Hansel and Gretel

 Aida

 The Magic Flue

 William Tell

 La Boheme

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

Traditional Christmas Classical Music

George Frederick Handel's Messiah wasn't written for Christmas -- it was first performed in April. Hear some other pieces of classical music that traditionally get played during the Christmas season.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Messiah: Ev'ry valley
Handel: Messiah: For Unto Us
Handel: Messiah: He Shall Feed His Flock
Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Opening and Evening Prayer
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Shepherd's Dance
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: This is My Box
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Do You Really Want to Go?
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Russian Dance

Learn more about Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

The name of George Frederick Handel's famous oratorio that is often heard at Christmastime is

 Santa Claus is Coming to Town

 White Christmas

 The Messiah

 Silent Night

 O Come All Ye Faithful

The hero in Gian Carl Menotti's opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, helps the wise men.

 True

 False

The name of the opera often performed at Christmas that was written by Engelbert Humperdinck is

 Hansel and Gretel

 Aida

 The Magic Flue

 William Tell

 La Boheme

 

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